Hurricane wrestlers storm Franklin, Western Brown (UPDATED with quotes, story)

MOUNT ORAB — Wilmington won two matches Saturday at the Western Brown tri-match.

The Hurricane stormed Franklin 54-21 then saddled the Broncos with a 52-21 defeat.

A trio of WHS wrestlers won two matches on the mat, Thane McCoy at 144, Kaison Dodge at 157 and Thad Stuckey at 165.

Wilmington started the Western Brown match in a 15-0 hole then bullied the Broncos the rest of the way, losing just once.

“We did start in a hole we were not happy with,” WHS coach Kelly Tolliver said. “But we did storm back.”

Tolliver said his Hurricane, though consisting of many veteran wrestlers, still has some things to clean up.

“We expecdt the mistakes we are seeing this early but still do our best to mitigate those,” he said. “This is a season team with very few inexperienced wrestlers, so we have been and will continue to be demanding on this squad.”

The win continues a strong showing for a team with high hopes this season. A “loss” at Edgewood, where WHS was the tournament runnerup, is more than motivating in a sport where individual honors seem more to some programs than team accolades.

“The team really has ‘bought in’ but you are right it is hard to cultivate that attitude,” Tolliver said. “They wanted to win Edgewood and had their sights set on it. It really galvanized the team and they are on a mission.”


Dec 17, 2022

@Western Brown High School

Wilmington 54 Franklin 21

150: Caydn Denniston won by forfeit

157: Kaison Dodge pinned Cody Ferguson 0:30

165: Thad Stuckey pinned Warren Martin 1:00

175: Gage Davis won by forfeit

190: Josh Snell won by forfeit

215: Paul McKnight pinned Dillon Smith 1:01

285: Brylin Ruddle was pinned by Izak Bowman 3:34

106: Alonzo Woody won by forfeit

113: Wilmington forfeits

120: Double forfeit

126: Ethan Bates won by forfeit

132: Darius Stewart was pinned by Cole Stephens 2:14

138: Carson Hibbs was dec by Acheron Warren 5-3

144: Thane McCoy pinned Junior Creager 1:16

Wilmington 52 Western Brown 21

113: Wilmington forfeits

120: Double forfeit

126: Darius Stewart was dec by Elijah Valdez 7-6

132: Matthias Brausch was pinned by Corbyn Cunningham 0:42

138: Carson Hibbs dec Aidan Kyle 10-1

144: Thane McCoy pinned James Dick 3:58

150: Caydn Denniston pinned Brayden Day 3:18

157: Kaison Dodge pinned Tye Spaulding 1:46

165: Thad Stuckey pinned Colten Rogers 0:46

175: Gage Davis pinned Ashton Swearingen 0:21

190: Josh Snell pinned Izaiah Snow 1:27

215: Paul McKnight won by forfeit

285: Brylin Ruddle pinned Jacob Reedy-Boling 1:08

106: Alonzo Woody was pinned by Nathan Hite 5:11